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Sri Lanka wins toss, to bat in final one-dayer

Sri Lanka wins toss, to bat in final one-dayer

Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene won the toss and chose to bat first in Friday's tri-series limited-overs match against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Matthew Hayden dropped out of the Australian side and Mitchell Johnson returned from a week off. Stuart Clark was made 12th man for Australia and Upul Tharanga for Sri Lanka.
Australia and India will play in the best-of-three finals series beginning Sunday in Sydney, while Sri Lanka finished third and is heading home after the match.
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Teams:
Australia: Ricky Ponting (captain), Nathan Bracken, Michael Clarke, Adam Gilchrist, Brad Haddin, Brad Hogg, James Hopes, Mike Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee, Andrew Symonds.
Sri Lanka: Mahela Jayawardene (captain), Ishara Amarasinghe, Tillekeratne Dilshan, Sanath Jayasuriya, Chamara Kapugedera, Nuwan Kulasekera, Lasith Malinga, Muttiah Muralitharan Dilruwan Perera, Chamara Silva, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara.
Umpires: Tony Hill, New Zealand, and Daryl Harper, Australia.
TV Umpire: Bruce Oxenford, Australia. Match referee: Jeff Crowe, New Zealand.


Updated : 2021-04-23 07:55 GMT+08:00